This weekend sees the release of one of the most anticipated films of 2018 with Halloween, a direct sequel to the 1978 John Carpenter classic starring Jamie Lee Curtis and directed by David Gordon Green. Make no mistake, this movie is going to be making all the money.
There’s a buffet of evil, laced with some extremely sweet dance moves, to feast on in Gaspar Noe’s latest, Climax.
Killing is a movie featuring samurais that isn’t so much of a samurai movie as it is a Shinya Tsukamoto movie that has samurais in it.
Set in the early days of the American frontier, The Wind feels like an intriguing short stretched out to feature film length.
The 2018 TIFF selection, ‘Endzeit,’ presents a decidedly feminist viewpoint towards the inevitable zombie holocaust and a unique visual style.
The reveal of the TIFF Midnight Madness lineup, that dark corner of bloody and weird fare, hand-selected by programmer Peter Kuplowsky, is like Christmas to me.
Just seven. Seven features over twenty-four years. That’s the sum of Andrei Tarkovsky’s output. Each one is a starkly entrancing masterpiece, evidencing a unique metaphysical vision. They’re about as far … Continue reading Tarkovsky’s Trance: TIFF Retro Explores the Work of an Austere Master
Beast wasn’t in my original TIFF plans. Extremely limited press screenings forced me to blow up my schedule twice, but I saw the main things I wanted. Beast was a pick-up, … Continue reading TIFF 2017: Beast
Martin McDonagh’s likes his comedies like his coffee: black. Actually, I have no idea how McDonagh takes his coffee, if he takes it at all. But boy does he have … Continue reading TIFF 2017: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Shape of Water is, ah, shaping up to be the film of the year. Guillermo del Toro’s latest brilliant film just won the top prize, the Golden Lion, at … Continue reading TIFF 2017: The Shape of Water PLUS Red Band Trailer
This year at TIFF we’re seeing the Trump era’s first real artistic blowback. I started with Darren Aronofsky’s mother! (opening across North America this Friday, September 15th), and holy cow, it … Continue reading TIFF 2017: mother!
Dragonfly Eyes, Chinese artist Xu Bing’s first foray into feature-length filmmaking, is a direct glimpse into what the future of cinema might be.